Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Art Therapy

Life throws us curveballs. That’s a given.... none of us are immune.

And we all have our own special ways of dealing with life’s challenges. I am grateful everyday for my love of the creative process and pouring emotion into artistic endeavors.

I started this collage right before tragedy struck our family. I had a vision, much different than this outcome, but intuitively, I allowed this piece to be my venting outlet for the topsy-turvy unfolding of the really bad Lifetime TV movie I felt like I was trapped in!

For six months I dabbled when the spirit moved me, hand in hand in disbelief and grief, some days flipping the canvas over and viewing it upside down, changing it yet again. Other days, all I could do was white out my previous work, totally wishing I could white out my family’s new reality and reverse a moment in time. But when it’s all said and done, at some point we have to come to grips with what is real and inch forward embracing LIFE!

This collage represents my personal journey through the grieving process. I made a point to finish it for the full moon in Capricorn on January 19, 2011. To me it portrays tapping into my inner strength, regaining my footing, and pressing on.